Revenue per employee (REVPE)

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What is it? A company’s revenue divided by total employees, measured in thousands of dollars of revenue per employee. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? Revenue per employee measures how efficient a company is in terms of generating revenue with its employee base, the higher the figure the better.

Capital Expenditure (CAPEX)

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What is it? Capital expenditures, commonly known as CapEx, are funds used by a company to acquire, upgrade, and maintain physical assets such as property, buildings, an industrial plant, technology, or equipment. CapEx is any type of expense that a company capitalizes, or shows on its balance sheet as an investment, rather than on its income statement as an expenditure. … Read More

Net Profit Margin (NPM)

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What is it? The net profit margin is equal to net income divided by revenue expressed as a percentage. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? The net profit margin illustrates how much of each dollar in revenue collected by a company translates into profit.

Total Debt + Capitalized Lease Obligations (TDCLO)

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What is it? The total dollar value of outstanding debt and capitalized lease obligations (as opposed to operating leases) measured in thousands of dollars. A capital lease is recorded as a liability on the balance sheet measured as the present value of an obligation. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? Investors use the … Read More

Operating Profit Margin (OPM)

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What is it? The operating margin measures how much profit a company makes on a dollar of sales, after paying for variable costs of production, such as wages and raw materials, but before paying interest or tax. It is calculated by dividing a company’s operating profit by its net sales expressed as a percentage. Who is interested? The financial community … Read More

Total Debt over Total Assets (TDTA)

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What is it? The total dollar value of outstanding debt relative to the total value of outstanding assets. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? Investors use total debt to total assets to assess how much leverage or fixed obligations a company owes and to assess what financing sources (debt vs. equity) a company … Read More

Cash and Cash Equivalents (CASH)

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What is it? Cash and cash equivalents refer to the line item on the balance sheet that reports the value of a company’s assets that are cash or can be converted into cash immediately. These include bank accounts, marketable securities, commercial paper, Treasury bills and short-term government bonds with a maturity date of three months or less. Marketable securities and … Read More

Payout Ratio (PAYOUT)

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What is it? The dividend payout ratio is the ratio of the total amount of dividends paid out to shareholders relative to the net income of the company. It is the percentage of earnings paid to shareholders in dividends. The amount that is not paid to shareholders is retained by the company to pay off debt or to reinvest in … Read More

Cash flow from Financing (CFFIN)

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What is it? Cash flow from financing activities (CFF) is a section of a company’s cash flow statement which shows the net flows of cash that are used to fund the company. Financing activities include transactions involving debt, equity, and dividends. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? Cash flow from financing activities provides … Read More

Price Per Book (TTM) (Ticker: PBOOK)

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What is it? The price per book ratio compares a firm’s market value to book value by dividing the market price per share by book value per share (BVPS). Book value is the net asset value (or equity) of a company calculated as total assets minus liabilities. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? … Read More

Cash flow from Operations (CFOPS)

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What is it? Cash flow from operating activities (CFO) is an accounting item that indicates the amount of money a company brings in from the ongoing regular business activities, such as manufacturing and selling goods or providing a service. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? CFO focuses only on the core business, is … Read More

Price per Earning (Forward) (Ticker: PEFWD)

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What is it? The price per earnings (forward P/E ratio) is the ratio for valuing a company that measures its current share price relative to its forward twelve months forecasted diluted earnings per share (EPS). Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? Forward P/E ratios are used by investors and analysts to determine the … Read More

Change in Cash (CASHCHG)

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What is it? The change in cash from one balance sheet period to the next. This is calculated by summing up cash flow from operations (CFO), cash flow from investments (CFI) and cash flow from financing (CFF) from the cash flow statement. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? This measure breaks down what … Read More

Price per Sale (TTM) (Ticker: PSALE)

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What is it? A company’s stock price (or market capitalization) divided by its sales per share (or revenue) on a trailing twelve months basis. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? Price per Sale measures how much investors are paying for each dollar of revenue generated. This metric can be compared to other companies … Read More

Debt and Capital Lease Obligations (TD)

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What is it? The total dollar value of outstanding debt and lease obligations. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? Investors use the total dollar value of debt and lease obligations to assess how much leverage or fixed obligations a company owes.

Price-to-Earnings Ratio (PE)

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What is it? The price-to-earnings ratio (P/E ratio) is the ratio for valuing a company that measures its current share price relative to its trailing twelve months diluted earnings per share (EPS). Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? P/E ratios are used by investors and analysts to determine the relative value of a … Read More

Dividend Yield (DIVYLD)

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What is it? The dividend yield is the ratio of a company’s annual dividend compared to its share price, expressed as a percentage. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? A dividend measures a company’s capital allocation policy and return of capital to shareholders.

Price/Free Cash Flow (PFCF)

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What is it? A company’s stock price (or market capitalization) divided by its free cash flow per share (or free cash flow). Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? Price to Free Cash Flow measures how much investors are paying for each dollar of free cash flow generated. This metric can be compared to … Read More

Dividends (DIV)

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What is it? A dividend is the distribution of reward from a portion of the company’s earnings and is paid to a class of its shareholders. Dividends are decided and managed by the company’s board of directors, though they must be approved by the shareholders through their voting rights. Dividends can be issued as cash payments, as shares of stock, … Read More